MA (Hons) MSc, PhD, FHEA

Deputy Principal (Learning and Teaching)

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+44 (0)131 451 3611
Email
j.w.sawkins@hw.ac.uk
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Heriot-Watt University
John Sawkins
Roles and responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Economics

 

Research

General research area:

  • Industrial Economics

Specific research interests:

  • Economic Regulation/ Economics of the Water Industry
  • Economics of Religion
Selected publications

Economic regulation / economics of the water industry:

Sawkins, J.W. (2012) 'The Introduction of Competition into the Scottish Water Industry', Utilities Policy, vol 20, pp 22 – 30.
Sawkins, J.W. and Reid, S. (2007) ‘The Measurement and Regulation of Cross Subsidy: the Case of the Scottish Water Industry’, Utilities Policy, vol 15, pp 36-48.
Sawkins, J.W. and Dickie, V.A. (2005) ‘Affordability of Household Water and Sewerage Services in Great Britain’, Fiscal Studies, vol 26, no. 2, pp 225-244.
Sawkins, J.W. and Dickie, V.A. (2005) ‘Affordability of Household Water Services in Great Britain’, Journal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, vol 19, No. 3, pp207-213.
Morana, C. and Sawkins, J.W. (2004) ‘Stock Market Volatility of Regulated Industries: An Empirical Assessment’, Portuguese Economic Journal, vol 3, no. 3, pp 189-204.
Morana, C. and Sawkins, J.W. (2002) ‘Stock Market Reaction to Regulatory Price Reviews in the English and Welsh Water Industry’, Journal of Regulatory Economics, vol 22, no. 2, pp 185-204.
Sawkins, J.W. (2001) ‘The Development of Competition in the English and Welsh Water and Sewerage Industry’, Fiscal Studies, vol 22, no 2, pp 189 -215.
Morana, C. and Sawkins, J.W. (2000) ‘Regulatory Uncertainty and Share Price Volatility: the English and Welsh Water Industry’s Periodic Price Review’, Journal of Regulatory Economics, vol 17, no 1, pp 87-100.

 

Economics of religion:

Sawkins, J.W. (2012) Ministerial Stipends in the Free Church of Scotland: Edinburgh 1843 – 1900. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, vol 41, pp 71 – 112
Mochrie, R.I. Sawkins, J.W. and Naumov, A. (2008) ‘Competition and Participation in Religious Markets: Evidence from Victorian Scotland’, Review of Social Economy, vol. 66 no. 4, pp 437-467.
Mochrie, R.I and Sawkins, J.W. (2008) ‘A bibliography of sources of quantitative data for studies in the economic history of the Scottish churches in the mid-nineteenth century’, Records of the Scottish Church History Society, vol 38, pp 45 – 81.
Smith, I. Sawkins, J.W. and Mochrie, R.I. (2007) ‘Money, Sex and Religion: the Case of the Church of Scotland’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, vol 54, no.2, pp195-219.
Smith, I. and Sawkins, J.W. (2003) ‘The Economics of Regional Variation in Religious Attendance’, Applied Economics, vol 35, no 14, pp 1577-1588.
Smith, I. Sawkins, J.W. and Seaman, P.T. (1998) ‘The Economics of Religious Participation: A Cross-country Study’, Kyklos, vol 51, fasc 1, pp 25-43.

 

Other publications

(2008) Affordability of Scottish Household Water and Sewerage Charges: Historic Trends and Current Position. Waterwatch Scotland      

(2008)  Prasad, N. (ed) Chapter 3 Great Britain: England and Wales, and Scotland, Social Policies and Private Sector Participation in Water Supply, Beyond Regulation Palgrave Macmillan and United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. pp.70-102  ISSN - 1-4039-4295-1   

 (2010) Scottish Household Water and Sewerage Debt. Waterwatch Scotland

Biography

Professor Sawkins is currently a member of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Academic Panel.